SIRE Provides Agenda Management for Canadian Municipal Governments Through Partnership with DATANET Imaging Systems

    Oakville, Ontario, Canada First to Receive Agenda Management Through New

    SALT LAKE CITY & MARKHAM, ONTARIO, March 27 /CNW/ - Canadian municipal
governments will now have world-class content management and agenda management
solutions thanks to a partnership between SIRE Technologies and DATANET
Imaging Systems.

    The first municipality to benefit from this new partnership is the Town
of Oakville, ON. With 166,000 residents, Oakville is located about 30 minutes
from Toronto. The growing town has contracted with DATANET to implement and
provide support for SIRE Agenda Plus(TM), which offers automated agenda
management to streamline legislative processes for municipal clerks.

    "Now, both large and small Canadian municipalities can be confident in
the knowledge and level of attention they will receive from DATANET," said
Kris Painter, President of SIRE Technologies. "We looked long and hard for a
company with the industry depth and expertise in the government to represent
our entire product line to the Canadian marketplace."

    SIRE Agenda Plus enhances the effectiveness of the three main components
to the legislative process in ways never before possible. Pre-meeting
activities such as agenda creation are streamlined; meeting activities
including taking minutes of the meeting are automated; and post-meeting
activities such as posting agendas with attachments, summaries, minutes and
even posting video to the Web are made possible with a few clicks of a mouse.

    "We are implementing SIRE Agenda Plus to streamline the preparation of
staff reports to council and the council agenda preparation and management
approval of reports," said Jeff Lanaus, Oakville's Director of Information
Systems + Solutions. "We will experience efficiencies in time and improved
communication by taking advantage of SIRE's automatic workflow and status
communications capabilities. Automated processes such as agenda packet
creation and posting of agendas and supporting documents directly to our
website will also dramatically reduce the time and effort required to prepare
and distribute documents to council and the public. Our website is actively
used by the public to access Council meetings and resolutions as well as
weekly Council meeting webcasts."

    George Sparrow, Principal of DATANET Imaging Systems, said, "By
partnering with SIRE, we can expand our municipal offerings and provide our
customers with the most innovative and effective solutions at competitive
prices. We decided to form this partnership because of the level of integrity
we have seen from SIRE, the fiercely loyal and credible client base, and their
inherent ability to mesh consistently with the Canadian government structure.
The Town of Oakville has been impressed as well and we are looking forward to
implementing a comprehensive document management system that expands upon the
Agenda Plus solution in the near future."

    About SIRE Technologies, Inc.

    SIRE Technologies, Inc. is a multi-national organization with a 23-year
history of helping government and businesses solve the challenges associated
with electronic content and legislative management. SIRE Technologies is about
people, products and promises working harmoniously to pave the way for its
clients to achieve results they never dreamed were possible. SIRE
Technologies' mission is to help its clients achieve Better Outcomes(TM)
through industry leading solutions, exceptional support, and comprehensive
services. For more than two decades, SIRE's core focus has been on local and
state government agencies. This has resulted in a deep understanding of the
environment in which governments operate and the challenges they face related
to compliance, budget, and politics. For more information about SIRE, call
(801) 977-8608 or visit

    About DATANET Imaging Systems

    DATANET is a sales and service organization dedicated to providing the
best possible products and solutions. Your specific business objectives and
your financial bottom line are our top priorities. With expertise in digital
scanning, archiving and remittance processing systems, DATANET will help you
to select the equipment and systems best suited to your needs and budget.
DATANET is your single source for EDRMS (Enterprise Document and Records
Management Systems), Remittance Processing, Cheque Imaging and Digital Archive

For further information:

For further information: SIRE Technologies, Inc., Salt Lake City Matthew
Bowman, 801-415-0614 or Snapp Norris Group Tim
Rush, 801-208-1100

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